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Children's Medical Services - Special services for children with special needs
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Positive Parenting

Positive parenting is the ability of an individual who is a parent, or who is a caregiver, to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with their children.

Positive Parenting is:

  • Proactive,
  • Promotes positive behavior and self-control,
  • Encourages self-responsibility,
  • Sets structure and routines,
  • Maintains limits and realistic expectations,
  • Uses verbal and non-verbal cues, and
  • Uses logical consequences and shared problem-solving techniques.

Research shows that when parents have information on certain topics there is a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect and families are happier and healthier.

These topics are: